Join us over lunch for a virtual speaker series on April 12th with Maddie Miller! Maddie is a fourth year student at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Political Science, Geography, and Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management. Maddie will be presenting her final thesis for the University Honors Program, where she performed a research project seeking to understand the significance of relationship building between environmental nonprofits and Indigenous groups in their opposition to Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline. If you would like to attend this virtual event, please email nate@manoamano.org with “RSVP – April 12th” and we will email you the Zoom meeting link on the morning of Tuesday, April 12th.


  • WHAT: “Resisting Line 3: A Look Into the Experiences and Relationships Built Between Non-profit Organizations and Indigenous Peoples Amid the Construction of Minnesota’s Line 3 Pipeline”
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 12th from 12-1pm CST
  • WHERE: Virtual (Zoom)
  • HOW TO ATTEND: Email nate@manoamano.org with “RSVP – April 12th” and we will send the link on the morning of the event.

About Maddie

Maddie Miller is a fourth year student at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Political Science, Geography, and Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management. Maddie will be presenting her final thesis for the University Honors Program, where she performed a research project seeking to understand the significance of relationship building between environmental nonprofits and Indigenous groups in their opposition to Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline. Maddie got involved with an organization resisting Line 3 in 2019, to which she built relationships of her own and wanted to reflect the experiences she had in learning about movement organizing over her time at the University of Minnesota into her honors thesis.

Maddie Miller will be sharing her research project “Resisting Line 3: A Look Into the Experiences and Relationships Built Between Non-profit Organizations and Indigenous Peoples Amid the Construction of Minnesota’s Line 3 Pipeline” on April 12th via Zoon as part of Mano a Mano’s Speaker Series.

About Mano a Mano’s Speaker Series

Ernie Whiteman, Cultural Director of Dream of Wild Health was one of our monthly speakers in late 2019 (RIP Ernie).

Mano a Mano started our monthly Speaker Series a few years ago as a way to engage with students, researchers, and practitioners working with indigenous peoples on development and environmental issues. Our goal is to share and learn from each other and to support the indigenous peoples that we serve.